Band camp was fun, in general.
Really, my favorite part was after the campfire, when JL, CP, TI, ND, WB and I all just sat in our chairs, tipped our heads back, and looked at the stars…I never see stars back home, because of light pollution and all that, but out in the campgrounds, there were so many. And so gorgeous.
After a bit, WB and I, with JL and TI tagging along, went out in the grass and lay face up, looking for shooting stars. I’d never seen one. The sky is so big. Sometimes I forget.
WB and I talked about religion, life, I don’t know. I love talking to WB. We just talked for an hour. I spotted my first shooting star 🙂
Inevitably, other people crashed our party, and I ended up doing cartwheels and random handstands for a bit. After everyone’d settled down into a gossip fest (which I am so not into), I just continued by myself. I entertained myself for a bit by just doing 10 cartwheels in a row, falling over in dizziness, and gazing at the spinning stars and enjoying the feeling of spinning. I’m sure everyone thought I was crazy, off in the dark.
I lay on the grass and star gazed by myself for quite a bit. Just thinking, humming…
Inevitably, other people crashed my party. Out of pity or curiosity, I don’t know. But I ended up talking to MG for quite a bit – I’d never actually talked to him, and I was actually pretty surprised when I invited him to lie down next to me to point out a constellation, and he actually did. We talked, making up our own constellations and naming them. Just talked. I like him, actually. Easy to talk to.
After a bit, his friend JD crashed our party, and when MG left a bit later, JD stayed. And we talked, too.
And then I went over to JL and WB and the other big social group, and JL moved over and yelled at me to lie down so I did. And I had a bit of fun messing with MG, who was telling some story. And we looked at the stars.
Stargazing does crazy stuff to your personal boundaries.